Peter is an incredible actor, a true gentleman and a passionate animal lover. He took part in Veganuary 2016 and has never looked back. If, like Peter, you’re a fan of rich Mediterranean flavours, then try this beautiful Melanzane. 1. Heat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the garlic, thyme and sage and cook gently for a few minutes. 2. Add the tomatoes, vinegar and sugar and gently simmer for 20-25 minutes until it has thickened. 3. Meanwhile, heat a frying pan.